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Jun
16
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This class is sold out

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, June 16. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$35 for members/$40 for non-members. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
22
Wed
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Jun
23
Thu
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Jun
24
Fri
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
.

Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Jul
2
Sat
Family Plus Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Save the date for the Family Plus Summer Celebration on July 2, featuring entertainment, activities, free Enchanted Railroad rides, and more.

Advance registration required, register here.

This is an invitation event for members at the Family Plus level and higher. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.

MEMBERS ONLY

 

Jul
8
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
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Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
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About Into the Woods
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The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jul
9
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
.

Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
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About Into the Woods
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The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.